8 Tips for Collaborating with Development Teams

Roman Pichler

But let the ScrumMaster or coach tackle people, process, and organisational issues; let the development team figure out what needs to be done to implement the user stories and other product backlog items. Development teams should manage their own work (using a sprint backlog or Kanban board). Developing a successful digital product requires more than technical knowledge. Aim to build consensus with the development team, but don’t shy away from difficult conversations.

Tips for Growing a Product Management Team

Roman Pichler

A common way to do this is to determine the number of development teams needed to progress each asset: If a product needs more than two to three teams, then it is usually too large for one person to manage in my experience. Develop Shared Standards. Organise Around Products.

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10 Product Backlog Tips

Roman Pichler

Tip #1: Complement your Product Backlog with a Product Roadmap. Tip #2: Focus your Backlog on the Next Major Release. Tip #3: Start with a Short and Sketchy Product Backlog. Tip #4. Collaborate with the Development Team. Tip #5: Say No.

Product Discovery Tips

Roman Pichler

I find it helpful to form a product discovery team that consists of: Development team members: user experience (UX) designer, developer, tester; Key stakeholders , for example, people from marketing, sales, and support; A ScrumMaster or agile coach. Bring the Right People Together.

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UX and Design Tips for Better Dashboards: Product Manager Laura Klein Explains How to Improve Your Analytics

Speaker: Laura Klein, Principal at Users Know and Author of UX for Lean Startups

No one makes poorly designed products on purpose. And yet we have so many of them in our lives. That's why Laura Klein, product manager and UX designer, has a set of tips to help application teams improve their embedded dashboards and reports.

Tips for Growing a Product Management Team

Roman Pichler

A common way to do this is to determine the number of development teams needed to progress each asset: If a product needs more than two to three teams, then it is usually too large for one person to manage in my experience. Develop Shared Standards. Organise Around Products.

Sprint Planning Tips for Product Owners

Roman Pichler

This makes the sprint planning work challenging, and it can leave the development team feeling exhausted and stressed rather than motivated to start the new sprint. But to fully leverage sprint goals, you must ensure that they are meaningful to the development team so that people support them.

10 Scaling Tips for Product People

Roman Pichler

This is true for product people and development team members alike in my experience. One company I worked with, for example, assigned developers who had worked on enterprise systems using an ancient programming language to develop a brand-new, embedded product with the latest technologies.

Persuasion Tips: Pre-Handle Objections

The Secret PM Handbook

(This is the third article in my Persuasion Tips series.). In a recent presentation I was demoing the latest version of a new product that was still in development. Because I’d practiced my demo (another key persuasion tip – practice!),

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Persuasion Tips For Product Managers

The Secret PM Handbook

After a few well-received presentations to senior executives, a few colleagues at my new company asked me, based on the positive effect I got, “Can you give us some tips on persuasion?”. So, let’s talk about a few tips you can take some action on right away. Persuasion Tips.

How to avoid the top 3 mistakes when hiring a software development team

The entire world is being rebuilt with software, so no matter what business you’re in, you’re in the tech business. In this short article, Band of Coders shares with you the top 3 mistakes made when hiring a software team, and a few tips on how to avoid them.

Product Backlog Management – 10 Tips for Product Managers

280 Group

The importance of product backlog management is discussed in this article along with our top tips for backlog optimization. A product backlog is an essential component for your Agile development team. The higher priority an item is, the sooner a developer team will work on it.

Tips for Rewriting a Digital Product

Roman Pichler

If you decide to create variants or unbundle features, determine which variant you will offer first or which product, the original or the new one, you are going to initially develop—unless you are able to create both in parallel. Unfortunately, the development effort took longer than expected.

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Optimal Product Process™ 3.0 Phase Three: Develop

280 Group

This post describes the third phase in the Optimal Product Process: Develop. Using a great plan (whether an Agile backlog with sprint priorities assigned or a more formal plan) the agreed upon product is then developed. Solidify any development plans that remain uncertain.

4 tips on working remotely

The Product Coalition

development productivity remote-working design product-managementI'm working with full-time remote teammates since the end of 2019 and we have some learnings to share Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

Sprint Review Tips for Product Owners

Roman Pichler

These are typically your key stakeholders —the people who have an interest in your product and who you need to develop and provide the offering. First, you and the development team get together. Involve the Right People.

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs for Developer Documentation

The Product Coalition

writing-tips writing technical-writing technology product-managementHow to write a dev doc that fulfills your reader’s deepest needs. Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

Developing Product Management Confidence

bpma ProductHub

But how do you develop the confidence required to lead a team of stakeholders to a positive outcome? Up Your Game,” she walks through real-life examples and tips to think more confidently.

10 Writing Tips For Product Managers

The Secret PM Handbook

Tips for writing. (CC In the process, useful tips about writing keep popping up. These tips will help you make your product management writing more persuasive, easier to read, more engaging, and more effective overall. Some of the tips reflect topics I’ve covered before.

10 top Tips From Product’s Finest Leaders

Mind the Product

Prospective people managers will demonstrate management attributes long before they officially become managers – you just need to spot them as they’re developing. How has the person you manage developed as a result of that experience?

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10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Roadmap

Roman Pichler

To help you develop your agile product roadmap, I have created a goal-oriented roadmap template called the GO Product Roadmap. I like to use my Product Vision Board to develop a valid product strategy. Carry out this exercise together with the development team.

5 Actionable Tips To Hire The Best Developers For Your Startup


Hiring talented developers for your startup is something the founders reportedly find tougher than raising finances for their business. In a world that increasingly runs on code, developers definitely rule.

Four tips from my first year as a UX Developer

Michael J. Fordham

design design-thinking user-experience ux developmentUse copious amounts of post-it notes Continue reading on UX Collective ».

Five Tips for Leveraging Empathy in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Without developing the right understanding, our chances of creating a successful product are slim. The following tips want to help you empathise with users and develop a deeper understanding of their needs. Empathy Tip 1: Meet users face to face. Why Empathy Matters.

Tips for avoiding the “counterfeit yes” when asking for product feedback


Tip: Avoid asking leading questions with easy answers (read on for some ideas…). Tip: Apply the Rule of Three and ask the same thing in different ways. Tip: Early on in a feedback conversation, deploy a “no”-inducing question that puts the other party in control (e.g., “Do

6 Tips for App Developers to Maximize Mobile App Data Security

The Product Coalition

This is why following best data security practices are so important for the mobile app developers and strategists. Considering these security vulnerabilities and threats, the developers must follow some tried and tested best practices. security mobile-app-development

Mindfulness Tips for Product Managers and Product Owners

Roman Pichler

There are two main reasons for this: First, we have a demanding, multi-faceted job that requires us to carry out diverse tasks—from shaping the product strategy, providing input to the marketing collateral, analysing user data, to crafting user stories together with the development team.

4 Daily Scrum Tips for Product Owners & Product Managers

Roman Pichler

Tip #1: Know what it’s all about. The Daily Scrum meeting, sometimes also referred to as stand-up meeting, wants to help the development team manage its work. Tip #2: Should you attend? Tip #3: Don’t interfere. Tip #4: Let the ScrumMaster do their job.

Managing Uncertainity in Product Development

The Product Coalition

Tips and tricks for Product Managers to manage uncertainty Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». leadership product-manager startup product-development product-management

Product Management Tips for Data Science Projects

Mironov Consulting

So here are a few tips for product managers who may be pulling data science – and data scientists – into our product processes. We’ve known forever that we (product managers) must include our developers and designers in the earliest stages of problem definition and solution ideation.

Top Tips for Negotiating With Stakeholders

Mind the Product

Here are a few of my favourite tips for negotiating with stakeholders for you to immediately go and try out. In order to be accountable, you need to know why you should have something up for development.

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The Correlation between Hype and Opportunity in Product Development

Modus Create

We wished it were possible to say: “According to my brand new crystal ball, we should start developing The-Perfect-Product in Q1 and launch in Q4. emergence phase, first MVPs are developed and announced. 3 – The tipping point fits with the Slope of Enlightenment.

Working across land and sea: Tips for remote communication

Inside Intercom

I’ve learned this time and time again as a remote worker of nearly seven years, and I’m proud to say I’ve developed strong and effective working relationships with my teammates here at Intercom even without meeting most of them in person. Here are three tips – A.C.E.

Tips for changing analytics providers: How Real Thread made the switch to Mixpanel


You will typically need a developer to help you, but you could also explore tools like Zapier that allow you to take data from a Google Sheet and send it to any API endpoint. The post Tips for changing analytics providers: How Real Thread made the switch to Mixpanel appeared first on Mixpanel.

37 Roadmap Tips to Align Stakeholders


Still, with these roadmap tips to align stakeholders, any product manager can confidently check all the boxes required to build roadmap consensus. Roadmap Tips to Align Stakeholders Part 1: Start from the Top. Roadmap Tips to Align Stakeholders Part 2: Read the Room.

10 Tips For Operating A Virtual Customer Success Organization


Use modern online meeting tips. I encourage you to develop your own criteria as well. The post 10 Tips For Operating A Virtual Customer Success Organization appeared first on Customer Success Software | Gainsight. Do you remember New Year’s Eve? I do.

Five Tips for Introducing Product Management to Your Company

Roman Pichler

This includes taking an idea for a new product or feature and working with development, marketing, and sales (and other business groups) to make it available to the customers and users, as well as killing a product if product success cannot be achieved. 1 Establish a Clear Vision.